“Masters Live” on CBSSports.com & Masters.com Returns for Live Video Coverage of the 2009 Masters®
Masters Live will provide over 48 hours of live video on CBSSports.com, Masters.com and the CBS Audience Network
Viewers have the option to watch all the action on a High-Quality video player in 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, and AUGUSTA, GA, April 1, 2009 – CBSSports.com in conjunction with masters.com, CBS Sports and the Masters Tournament today announced that Masters Live, live video coverage from the Augusta National Golf Club, will return for the 2009 Masters Tournament.
Masters Live is comprised of three separate, live video productions covering the Masters Tournament. Amen Corner Live, which debuted in 2006, provides live streaming video of the 11th, 12th and 13th holes from the Augusta National Golf Club. Masters Extra, which debuted in 2007, provides live streaming video of the entire field and course from the Masters Tournament for one hour prior to television coverage. 15 & 16 Live, which debuted in 2008, provides live streaming video of the 15th and 16th holes from the Augusta National Golf Club.
Ian Eagle and Matt Gogel will provide commentary and analysis for Amen Corner Live while Billy Kratzert will serve as the announcer for 15 & 16 Live.
Masters Extra will be again be produced by CBS Sports with the complete Masters announcer lineup of Jim Nantz, Nick Faldo, Peter Oosterhuis, Verne Lundquist, David Feherty, Bill Macatee, Peter Kostis and Ian Baker-Finch and will provide live streaming video of the entire field and course from the 2009 Masters Tournament for one hour prior to television coverage.
New in 2009, CBSSports.com and masters.com will offer golf fans the chance to watch Masters Live through a High-Quality video player. By choosing the option to watch the enhanced video stream, viewers can upgrade their 2009 Masters Live experience from the standard player (approx. 800 kb/s) to one delivering up to 1.2 mb/s of enhanced video action from the Augusta National Golf Club.
Also new for this year, immediately following the conclusion of CBS Sports’ television coverage on Saturday and Sunday, CBSSports.com will present a Masters Live recap show. Hosted by Eagle and Gogel, the Masters Live recap show will review all of Saturday and Sunday’s action and be available live and on demand.
All elements of Masters Live, including the recap show, will be available free of charge at cbssports.com, masters.com and across the CBS Audience Network, a network of over 200 premier websites including CBS.com, AOL, Fancast, MSN, Veoh and Yahoo!
Masters Live will be presented all four days of the 2009 Masters Tournament, April 9-12. In total there will be over 48 hours of live video from Augusta National Golf Club.
Schedule for Masters Live Video on CBSSports.com and masters.com in 2009
Amen Corner Live
Thursday, April 9: 10:45 AM – 5:45 PM
Friday, April 10: 10:45 AM – 5:45 PM
Saturday, April 11: 12:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Sunday, April 12: 11:45 AM – 5:45 PM
15 & 16 Live
Thursday, April 9: 11:45 AM – 6:45 PM
Friday, April 10: 11:45 AM – 6:45 PM
Saturday, April 11: 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sunday, April 12: 12:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Thursday, April 9: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday, April 10: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 11: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Sunday, April 12: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Start and end times are subject to change. All times eastern standard.
Hole Nos. 15 and 16 from the Augusta National Golf Club have provided many unforgettable moments in Masters Tournament history. In 1935, Gene Sarazen hit the “shot heard ’round the world” when he holed a 4-wood from 235 yards for a double eagle on the Par 5 15th in the fourth round of the event. The shot propelled Sarazen on to victory in just the second Masters Tournament.
While the Par 3 16th has seen 11 holes-in-one in Masters Tournament history, perhaps no shot on this hole was more memorable than Tiger Woods’ chip-in in 2005 en route to securing his fourth Green Jacket.
The name Amen Corner refers to hole Nos. 11, 12 and 13. Amen Corner was first coined in a 1958 Sports Illustrated article by Herbert Warren Wind. Wind was searching for an appropriate name for the location where the critical action had taken place that year. He borrowed the name from an old jazz recording, “Shoutin’ in that Amen Corner.” (Courtesy masters.com)
The Masters, the most renowned tournament in golf, will be broadcast on CBS for the 54th consecutive year, a record for the longest-running sporting event broadcast on one network. This year marks the 73rd Masters Tournament, one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year.